It makes me so happy when I find an old friend whom I’ve lost touch with, who has fallen into the art world like myself. This is the story of Sarah Gittens and I. We were in the same homeschool group (yep, homeschool. group. homeschool group. you heard it first, you heard it right…here. i was homeschooled. all jokes aside, and all bitterness aside…its fun to talk about it NOW when im an adult. moving on.) We also played basketball together for the Good News Academy Lions for many many years. Millions of roadtrips to games and state competitions, hundreds of 20 ounce mountain dews, and a few hideous koolat pants later….here we are. I’m a photographer and Sarah Gittens find and sells vintage gifts.
Charity Gems was started by this sweet girl and I love her website.
“Charity Gems is an online boutique which began with a simple idea to sell good quality items with a portion of each sale given to benefit others. Charity Gems began with a desire to make a difference combined with an interest in fashion. Throughout this website you will find jewelry and accessories that we hope will serve to enhance your personal style or make a wonderful gift for someone special. Motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world around us, a portion of every sale will be donated to a charity. Happy online shopping.”
Fantastic, right? Great idea, even better intentions, all combined for the love of helping others and looking fabulous.
Here are a few of my fave pieces and gifts from the site. Seriously, this year why not fore-go the annual mall trip and snag a few meaningful gifts from a local girl trying to do some good? Trust me, there are some beautiful things to be found. Check these out! (all items under $20! seriously!)
vintage jewelry travel case, around $10
vintage blue earrings, around $3
vintage flower pendant necklace, around $8
vintage white leather clutch, around $15
Shop some Charity Gems this christmas..feeling good and looking good never felt soooo good.Tell Sarah I sent you!
all images courtesy of charitygems.us